Garden beans. Garden swiss chard. Garden carrots. Garden beets. Nothing like fresh produce straight from the backyard.
This is a dish I created because I wanted to use up as much of the stuff I had just picked from my parents garden as possible.
I made it for a friend who came over for dinner and she absolutely loved it as did I. I hope you will too. I had to make it again a few days later it was so good, not to mention that because I went back to my parents for a couple nights and so was blessed with more fresh produce. Continue reading
Granola has been something that I have been wanting to make for quite a while. This week I finally did.
So many different ingredient combinations possible for granola. I kept it pretty simple for my first time. It turned out great and I can’t wait to try more variations. Continue reading
Memories of Oatmeal
I remember making oatmeal as a child. It involved opening up a little package of flavoured Quaker instant oats, putting it in a bowl and pouring boiling water over them. Not the best way to make oatmeal. I think the flavours were maple and brown sugar, peaches and cream, apple cinnamon and something with raisins. Not what I call a healthy breakfast. I used to love my flavoured Quaker instant oats when I was 8 years old.
I also have great memories of eating oatmeal at my grandmother’s house. I would wake up in the morning and it would already be ready since she would wake up at 5 am or something like that. I would park myself in front of the TV for cartoons and oatmeal. I loved it. however I remember covering my bowl of oatmeal with refined white sugar, dairy milk and some tasty raisins.
I think I went years without eating any oatmeal/porridge. Until I discovered Jamaican porridge. I used to eat lunch at this Jamaican Food spot called Mitch’s island grill. Tiny authentic amazing jamaican place. More of a food counter than a restaurant. Mitch used to make a different kind of porridge every morning. Cornmeal, banana etc. You had the choice of getting fried dumplings to dip in it. Also probably not the healthiest breakfast but good.